The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

The figures below represent the IT job market in general and are NOT representative of salaries within the Microsoft Corporation.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 6 7 5
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 1026 906 1090
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 19.51% 18.49% 21.41%
As % of the Vendors category 41.24% 38.82% 42.40%
Number of salaries quoted 889 748 974
Average salary £36,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
Microsoft
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Vendors Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
2488 2334 2571
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 47.32% 47.64% 50.51%
Number of salaries quoted 2066 1913 2120
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,250 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.62% -

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Microsoft
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the West Midlands region.

Microsoft Salary Trend in the West Midlands

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Microsoft
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +2 400 £42,500 - 84
Coventry -2 152 £40,000 +6.66% 16
Warwickshire +2 147 £31,750 -9.28% 21
Staffordshire -3 107 £34,000 -9.33% 28
Worcestershire +4 52 £33,375 -4.64% 6
Solihull -6 46 £34,750 -7.33% 10
Shropshire -8 34 £30,000 +9.09% 8
Wolverhampton +5 21 £35,000 +7.69% 1
Walsall 0 14 £34,500 +9.52% 2
Dudley -5 14 £27,500 -4.34%
Herefordshire +5 7 £30,000 +39.53% 3
West Bromwich +5 5 £35,000 +84.21% 2
Halesowen -1 3 £25,000 - 1
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT jobs across the West Midlands region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft.

1 881 (41.09%) SQL Server
2 805 (37.55%) Windows
3 798 (37.22%) MS Excel
4 784 (36.57%) SQL
5 746 (34.79%) .NET
6 653 (30.46%) C#
7 493 (22.99%) ASP.NET
8 431 (20.10%) Active Directory
9 412 (19.22%) HTML
10 407 (18.98%) JavaScript
11 394 (18.38%) VMware
12 388 (18.10%) CSS
13 381 (17.77%) Agile Software Development
14 322 (15.02%) MS Office
15 314 (14.65%) MVC
16 291 (13.57%) Microsoft Certification
17 289 (13.48%) SharePoint
18 277 (12.92%) MS Exchange
19 271 (12.64%) ITIL
20 262 (12.22%) VMware Infrastructure
21 256 (11.94%) SQL Server 2008
22 252 (11.75%) jQuery
23 249 (11.61%) Windows Server 2008
24 242 (11.29%) T-SQL
25 227 (10.59%) Citrix
26 226 (10.54%) Finance
27 217 (10.12%) .NET Framework
28 215 (10.03%) Degree
28 215 (10.03%) Visual Studio
29 203 (9.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT jobs across the West Midlands region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 289 (13.48%) SharePoint
2 277 (12.92%) MS Exchange
3 120 (5.60%) Exchange Server 2010
4 115 (5.36%) IIS
5 91 (4.24%) Exchange Server 2013
6 80 (3.73%) SharePoint 2010
7 70 (3.26%) BizTalk Server
8 68 (3.17%) SharePoint 2013
9 59 (2.75%) Lync
10 55 (2.57%) Exchange Server 2007
11 39 (1.82%) JBoss
12 35 (1.63%) CMS
13 34 (1.59%) Umbraco
14 29 (1.35%) Node.js
15 28 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2003
15 28 (1.31%) SAS
16 27 (1.26%) SharePoint Server
16 27 (1.26%) Apache
17 16 (0.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 16 (0.75%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 798 (37.22%) MS Excel
2 322 (15.02%) MS Office
3 59 (2.75%) MS Project
4 54 (2.52%) MS PowerPoint
5 30 (1.40%) MS Visio
6 26 (1.21%) Photoshop
7 17 (0.79%) Spreadsheet
8 11 (0.51%) SPSS
9 7 (0.33%) Adobe Illustrator
10 6 (0.28%) OmniGraffle
10 6 (0.28%) Fireworks
11 5 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 4 (0.19%) InfoPath
13 2 (0.093%) Simulink
13 2 (0.093%) RoboHelp
13 2 (0.093%) PowerPivot
14 1 (0.047%) Stateflow
14 1 (0.047%) S-PLUS
14 1 (0.047%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 118 (5.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 59 (2.75%) Dynamics AX
3 20 (0.93%) Dynamics NAV
4 11 (0.51%) Agresso
5 10 (0.47%) Google Analytics
6 7 (0.33%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 6 (0.28%) Line 500
7 6 (0.28%) SAP Business One
8 5 (0.23%) Primavera
8 5 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
9 4 (0.19%) Scribe Insight
9 4 (0.19%) SAP BPC
10 3 (0.14%) Oracle Receivables
10 3 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
10 3 (0.14%) Cognos TM1
11 2 (0.093%) Oracle EBS R12
11 2 (0.093%) Teamcenter
11 2 (0.093%) Oracle ERP
11 2 (0.093%) Sage ERP X3
12 1 (0.047%) Sage 300 ERP
Cloud Services
1 111 (5.18%) Office 365
2 101 (4.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 41 (1.91%) SaaS
4 15 (0.70%) Amazon AWS
5 10 (0.47%) Heroku
6 5 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (0.23%) IaaS
6 5 (0.23%) Mimecast
6 5 (0.23%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (0.14%) Yammer
7 3 (0.14%) PaaS
8 2 (0.093%) Symantec.cloud
9 1 (0.047%) Sage Pay
9 1 (0.047%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 133 (6.20%) LAN
2 132 (6.16%) Firewall
3 117 (5.46%) WAN
4 111 (5.18%) DNS
5 107 (4.99%) SAN
5 107 (4.99%) TCP/IP
6 73 (3.40%) DHCP
7 66 (3.08%) VPN
8 47 (2.19%) Internet
9 36 (1.68%) Cisco Nexus
10 34 (1.59%) NAS
11 27 (1.26%) VLAN
12 22 (1.03%) Wireless
13 21 (0.98%) VoIP
14 20 (0.93%) IP Telephony
15 16 (0.75%) Unified Communications
16 15 (0.70%) MPLS
17 14 (0.65%) Network Security
18 13 (0.61%) HTTP
19 12 (0.56%) DDNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 881 (41.09%) SQL Server
2 256 (11.94%) SQL Server 2008
3 203 (9.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 159 (7.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 126 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
6 125 (5.83%) SQL Server 2005
7 107 (4.99%) Relational Database
8 93 (4.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 67 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
10 50 (2.33%) MySQL
11 48 (2.24%) RDBMS
12 40 (1.87%) Oracle Database
13 29 (1.35%) MongoDB
14 25 (1.17%) Crystal Reports
15 22 (1.03%) Oracle Database 11g
16 21 (0.98%) SQL Server 2000
17 20 (0.93%) MS Access
17 20 (0.93%) DTS
18 18 (0.84%) OLAP
19 17 (0.79%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 215 (10.03%) Visual Studio
2 68 (3.17%) Team Foundation Server
3 63 (2.94%) NUnit
4 36 (1.68%) Git (software)
5 35 (1.63%) Subversion
6 32 (1.49%) Rhino Mocks
7 31 (1.45%) MSTest
8 28 (1.31%) Moq
9 13 (0.61%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 10 (0.47%) Visual Studio Team System
11 8 (0.37%) Eclipse
12 7 (0.33%) Hudson
13 5 (0.23%) LLBLGen Pro
13 5 (0.23%) Selenium
13 5 (0.23%) Balsamiq Mockups
13 5 (0.23%) RequisitePro
13 5 (0.23%) InstallShield
13 5 (0.23%) NetAdvantage
14 4 (0.19%) JIRA
15 3 (0.14%) CruiseControl
General
1 226 (10.54%) Finance
2 80 (3.73%) Retail
3 74 (3.45%) Marketing
4 61 (2.85%) Advertising
5 39 (1.82%) Manufacturing
6 28 (1.31%) Telecoms
7 22 (1.03%) Legal
8 21 (0.98%) Automotive
9 16 (0.75%) Law
10 13 (0.61%) Banking
11 10 (0.47%) Local Government
12 8 (0.37%) Billing
12 8 (0.37%) Back Office
13 7 (0.33%) Multimedia
13 7 (0.33%) Publishing
14 6 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
15 3 (0.14%) Aerospace
15 3 (0.14%) Games
15 3 (0.14%) Investment Banking
16 2 (0.093%) Finnish Language
Job Titles
1 702 (32.74%) Developer
2 357 (16.65%) Analyst
3 276 (12.87%) .NET Developer
4 175 (8.16%) C# Developer
5 167 (7.79%) Consultant
6 140 (6.53%) C# .NET Developer
7 126 (5.88%) Software Developer
8 124 (5.78%) Architect
9 114 (5.32%) Support Engineer
10 107 (4.99%) Senior Developer
11 104 (4.85%) Administrator
12 93 (4.34%) ASP.NET Developer
13 84 (3.92%) Support Analyst
14 80 (3.73%) Junior
15 79 (3.68%) C# ASP.NET Developer
16 72 (3.36%) 3rd Line Support
17 69 (3.22%) Project Manager
18 65 (3.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
19 62 (2.89%) DBA
20 60 (2.80%) Junior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 746 (34.79%) .NET
2 493 (22.99%) ASP.NET
3 412 (19.22%) HTML
4 388 (18.10%) CSS
5 252 (11.75%) jQuery
6 217 (10.12%) .NET Framework
7 199 (9.28%) WCF
8 196 (9.14%) ASP.NET MVC
9 170 (7.93%) XML
10 138 (6.44%) HTML5
11 130 (6.06%) Ajax
12 121 (5.64%) Web Services
13 101 (4.71%) Entity Framework
14 83 (3.87%) CSS3
14 83 (3.87%) LINQ
15 74 (3.45%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 65 (3.03%) WPF
17 47 (2.19%) WinForms
18 36 (1.68%) JSON
19 35 (1.63%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 147 (6.86%) Analytical Skills
2 90 (4.20%) Computer Science
3 67 (3.13%) User Experience
4 65 (3.03%) Management Information System
5 46 (2.15%) Clustering
6 41 (1.91%) Open Source
7 40 (1.87%) Enterprise Software
8 32 (1.49%) Mobile App
9 28 (1.31%) Inversion of Control
10 25 (1.17%) Client/Server
10 25 (1.17%) Blackberry
11 23 (1.07%) Social Media
12 22 (1.03%) Statistics
13 18 (0.84%) Replication
13 18 (0.84%) Visualisation
14 15 (0.70%) New Media
15 13 (0.61%) iSeries
16 12 (0.56%) iPhone
16 12 (0.56%) Digital Media
17 11 (0.51%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 805 (37.55%) Windows
2 249 (11.61%) Windows Server 2008
3 154 (7.18%) Windows Server 2012
4 143 (6.67%) Linux
5 138 (6.44%) Windows Server 2003
6 128 (5.97%) Windows 7
7 59 (2.75%) Windows 8
7 59 (2.75%) UNIX
8 48 (2.24%) Windows XP
9 36 (1.68%) Android
10 30 (1.40%) Solaris
11 19 (0.89%) Apple iOS
12 17 (0.79%) Windows 2000 Server
13 14 (0.65%) Ubuntu
14 13 (0.61%) Windows Mobile
15 12 (0.56%) Windows Vista
16 11 (0.51%) Windows 2000
17 10 (0.47%) CentOS
18 9 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 4 (0.19%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 381 (17.77%) Agile Software Development
2 314 (14.65%) MVC
3 271 (12.64%) ITIL
4 193 (9.00%) Business Intelligence
5 169 (7.88%) CRM
6 142 (6.62%) Project Management
6 142 (6.62%) TDD
7 141 (6.58%) Scrum
8 127 (5.92%) OO
9 123 (5.74%) Software Engineering
10 92 (4.29%) Web Development
11 91 (4.24%) Continuous Integration
12 84 (3.92%) Web Application Development
13 81 (3.78%) Service Delivery
14 76 (3.54%) PRINCE2
15 75 (3.50%) Migration
15 75 (3.50%) Time Management
16 74 (3.45%) E-Commerce
17 73 (3.40%) Stakeholder Management
18 70 (3.26%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 784 (36.57%) SQL
2 653 (30.46%) C#
3 407 (18.98%) JavaScript
4 242 (11.29%) T-SQL
5 184 (8.58%) VB.NET
6 100 (4.66%) Java
7 89 (4.15%) VB
8 69 (3.22%) PL/SQL
9 61 (2.85%) PHP
10 54 (2.52%) VBA
11 51 (2.38%) PowerShell
12 48 (2.24%) VBScript
13 45 (2.10%) C
14 36 (1.68%) C++
15 25 (1.17%) VB6
16 17 (0.79%) Python
17 14 (0.65%) XAML
18 13 (0.61%) Ruby
19 7 (0.33%) XPath
19 7 (0.33%) X++
Qualifications
1 291 (13.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 215 (10.03%) Degree
3 123 (5.74%) MCSE
4 97 (4.52%) Security Cleared
5 74 (3.45%) SC Cleared
6 70 (3.26%) Cisco Certification
7 64 (2.99%) MCSA
8 60 (2.80%) MCP
9 59 (2.75%) CCNA
10 56 (2.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 49 (2.29%) MCITP
12 48 (2.24%) MCTS
13 47 (2.19%) ITIL Certification
14 37 (1.73%) MCSD
15 35 (1.63%) Citrix Certification
16 26 (1.21%) CCA
17 21 (0.98%) MCAD
17 21 (0.98%) CCNP
18 19 (0.89%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
19 15 (0.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 119 (5.55%) SLA
2 46 (2.15%) QA
3 23 (1.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 14 (0.65%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.28%) ISO 9001
6 5 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 3 (0.14%) WAI
8 2 (0.093%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.093%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.047%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.047%) COBIT
9 1 (0.047%) HIPAA
System Software
1 431 (20.10%) Active Directory
2 262 (12.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 193 (9.00%) Hyper-V
4 95 (4.43%) vSphere
5 48 (2.24%) XenApp
6 45 (2.10%) VMware ESX
7 37 (1.73%) Terminal Services
8 25 (1.17%) VMware ESXi
9 20 (0.93%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 18 (0.84%) XenDesktop
11 8 (0.37%) Oracle RAC
12 7 (0.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 5 (0.23%) VMware Workstation
14 4 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
14 4 (0.19%) XenServer
14 4 (0.19%) Forefront TMG
15 3 (0.14%) Terminal Server
15 3 (0.14%) vCloud
16 2 (0.093%) ISA Server
17 1 (0.047%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 51 (2.38%) SCCM
2 28 (1.31%) SCOM
3 24 (1.12%) NetBackup
4 23 (1.07%) Nagios
5 20 (0.93%) Backup Exec
6 19 (0.89%) WSUS
7 15 (0.70%) SCDPM
8 13 (0.61%) Norton AntiVirus
9 12 (0.56%) SCVMM
10 11 (0.51%) Data Guard
10 11 (0.51%) Oracle RMAN
11 7 (0.33%) SCSM
12 6 (0.28%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 6 (0.28%) HP Quality Center
12 6 (0.28%) MOM
13 5 (0.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 5 (0.23%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 5 (0.23%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 4 (0.19%) ARCserve
15 3 (0.14%) Foglight
Vendors
1 394 (18.38%) VMware
2 227 (10.59%) Citrix
3 199 (9.28%) Cisco
4 173 (8.07%) Oracle
5 87 (4.06%) HP
6 86 (4.01%) NetApp
7 56 (2.61%) EMC
7 56 (2.61%) IBM
8 52 (2.43%) Adobe
9 50 (2.33%) Cognos
10 43 (2.01%) Red Hat
11 42 (1.96%) SAP
12 40 (1.87%) Apple
13 38 (1.77%) Dell
14 37 (1.73%) Symantec
15 31 (1.45%) Business Objects
16 21 (0.98%) Twitter
17 18 (0.84%) Avaya
17 18 (0.84%) Juniper
18 17 (0.79%) Google
Warwickshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
West Midlands
Mortimer Bell International
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Telford, Shropshire
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £38,000 per annum + Private Healthcare + Pension Schem
Posted: 22 hours ago
Staffordshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Mortimer Bell International
Salary: £85000 - £90000 per annum + Flexible Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Staffordshire
Computer People
Salary: £20000.00 - £28000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Pension + Medical
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £34000 - £42000 per annum + Pension + Medical
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Integrity IT Solutions
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £28550 per annum + Non contrib Pension
Posted: Yesterday
Walsall, West Midlands (County)
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Orbit
Salary: From £32,632 to £35,728 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Robert Walters
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Advantage XPO
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £22000 - £26000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago